First of all, I know everyone is thinking “three posts in June, and it’s only the 8th – um, what?”. Ha! That’s because things are starting to roll along quickly, and we don’t want to leave anyone behind!
My last post shared that our home study had been completed, edited, and signed off by the agency. The big question was what happens next??
Much earlier in our process – before we even began our home study – our Ministry social worker told us about this committee that signed off on all completed home studies. She joked that since so much of our process has been stalled along the way for one reason or another (all valid), we should expect this committee to choose our home study to audit, just to prepared. Ha! We had a good laugh about it.
So when our home study social worker told us that our home study was on its way to the Ministry, I expected that it would still be some time before it was available to read by other guardianship and social workers.
When we spoke to our Ministry social worker yesterday, she shared that she had already seen the home study, and had sent it on to the team of the boy we are interested in! I think my mouth dropped open a bit! Such exciting news, my goodness! She then said that his social worker was going to be in town this week, and it was possible that we could have some news before… wait for it… tomorrow!
To be clear, this wouldn’t mean that the match is guaranteed at this point. What it could mean is that the child’s team (social workers, guardianship workers, maybe foster parents) agree that this could be a good match and would like to explore it further, as do we.
Then its be our turn for some information. I’m still a little fuzzy on how things work from here on, but I’m so willing to just flow with it. I know that sounds funny, but I’m just so totally confident that the match with right child for us (and who we will be the right parents) will just happen – I’m not even worried about the next part! It will all come together as it should, when the time is right.
But our social worker has mentioned that we might be able to meet his teachers (a bit of a timeline on that one since school ends in a few weeks), and talk to his foster parents in person. That will be a good start. And somewhere along the way we’ll get an official proposal package with all the information available about him. From my understanding, once we sign off on that, then we move on to planning a first meeting, and then a transition schedule.
This could happen soon! And when I say soon, I mean maybe this year instead of “in the future” as we’ve always thought up until now. WOW! I have to admit, I didn’t sleep much last night… Ha!
Watch for more posts in the coming days… we might be shooting for a record number of blog posts this month! Ha!